Last bug fixed -- Tech Phonology 1.0 final release is ready!
|From:||Daniel A. Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 25, 2000, 22:54|
After investigating Hmong (see previous post), I figured out how to handle
the dental-retroflex-postalveolar sibilant affricate/fricative issue!
Nostratic (as it is commonly reconstructed as) has four sets of sibilants:
alveolar, palatized, postalveolar, lateral. Tech inherits them as alveolar,
retroflex, postalveolar ("palatal"), lateral.
The middle two, when neutral or labialvelarized, are apical (stop) and
laminal (affricate), respectively. In other words, the two series become:
d. t. t.'
dz. ts. ts.'
(and of course d.w t.w t.'w...)
But when palatized, they become palatized retroflex and postalveolar
("palatal" as in Nostratic)!
d.j t.j t.'j
dZ tS tS'
That's all; I'll be back next week!!
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